Belfire Press was born of many conversations, much like the beginning of The New Bedlam Project. We bounced the ideas and plans off a couple of authors we’d worked with in the past and present. The answers to ‘Can we do it? Should we do it?’ were a resounding Yes.
On October 31st 2009, we announced the formation of Belfire Press, a micro-press owned and operated by a crazy Canadian, backed by a handful of other crazy Canadians. Our first title released April 1st, 2010, followed by our grand opening and launch novel on May 1st.
Since then, we’ve gone on to establish a poetry imprint and move the webzine into a yearly anthology.
Belfire seeks to publish novels, works of non-fiction and the occasional anthology or collection in both print and e-book. For our print titles, we use print on demand; for e-books, we distribute through Smashwords, and separately through Kindle.
Our titles are available through CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other outlets as we add them to the distribution list. Links for purchase are included on each title page.
Authors with accepted titles can expect two rounds of edits – a thorough, cooperative substantive edit followed by a copyedit and author proof. Our editors will work with the author to make the editing process a relatively pleasant experience. An exclusive cover will be designed by either a member of our staff, or we will sub-contract to a noted cover artist with whom we’ve worked before.
We now provide review copies in electronic formats only, to those who request them (and provide a reference to past reviews).
Belfire Press has specific genres we seek to publish, and are certainly interested in those referred to as ‘cross-genre.’ For novels of other genres not listed in our guidelines, we’ve listed a handful of other small press companies that do look for them.
Contact us in regards to review copies and interviews with our authors or staff. Please understand that we will need to have some form of indication as to where you will be publishing your review or interview. At this time, we have a small trusted list we send print copies to; all others are free to request electronic copies.
We encourage wholesale orders from small and large booksellers.
- As of 04/01/2013 all wholesale orders are processed directly through Createspace, using a 50% discount code provided by Belfire Press.
- Consignment orders will be arranged only for authors, for approved and verified book signings, and at our discretion.
- We will process undamaged returns within 90 days of purchase. Do NOT send returns to Createspace.
- Minimum order 2 books, single title
- Minimum order 5 books, multi-title
Contact us to place your order or request more information.
Note: We handle pre-orders only. Once a title is released, we no longer accept private orders for them.
Shipping is determined on the number of copies ordered, and the address they are being shipped to. In general, for one book, they are as follows (please contact us if you need more information, or live outside these areas).
Continental USA: $5.00
Non-Continental USA: $7.00
United Kingdom & Europe: $10.00
Mexico, South America & Asia: $20.00
All pre-orders, prize packages, review and awards consideration materials are drop-shipped from our printer. Packages should be received within one to two weeks of shipment.
Packages that haven’t been received within six weeks of notification (to allow for Customs and postal speed), please contact us. If our delivery source says the package has been delivered successfully we are no longer responsible for it, and will not re-ship.
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it, and this is restricted to email address, paypal ID, and mailing address.
We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services (ie: you’ve requested to be placed on the contact list for a specific title).
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, protect our rights or if a third party delivery system is requested.
Belfire, The New Bedlam Project and Needfire titles often have some empty page space in novels, anthologies and collections. We dislike blank space as much as anyone, and since we’re always looking to fund The New Bedlam Project, we’ve opened it up to advertising. Advertisers also receive banner space (3 different sizes to choose from) on our websites, in rotation.
One time, permanent:
Full page spot at $15
Half-page spot at $10
Multiple spots, permanent:
3 full page spots for $40
3 half-page spots for $25
6 full page spots for $75
6 half-page spots for $45
Ads must either be plain text or adhere to the following specs:
Full page – B&W 300dpi 4″x6″ .png or .psd formats only
Half-page – B&W 300dpi 4″x3″ .png or .psd formats only
Feel free to contact us for more information.
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